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Barth, Robert J. 80

  • White Oak
  • Born: 1934-01-27
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Strifflers, White Oak | Get Directions
  • Robert Joseph Barth, loving husband, father and grandfather, 80, of White Oak, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. He was born Jan. 27, 1934, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Ralph and Leoba Hoebler Barth. He was a graduate of Duquesne University and worked as a pharmacist for the former Aaron's Pharmacy in White Oak and then retired from Medco Express. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Patricia Gilkey Barth; children, James (Sheri) Barth and David (Peggy) Barth, both of Houston, Texas, and Kathleen (Paul) Ingram, of White Oak; grandchildren, Megan, Jennifer (Carmine Colavecchia), Kristina and Michael; and brother, Ralph Thomas (Judy) Barth, of Lecanto, Fla. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor) 412-678-6177. A Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Angela Merici Church with Father Kevin Dominik officiating.
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Bernheisel, Mary Mary Lib E. 93

  • Penn Hills , Formerly of Ligonier
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Mary Elizabeth "Mary Lib" Bernheisel, 93, of Penn Hills, formerly of Ligonier, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband, Bob Bernheisel, with whom she celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary April 12th. She was the mother of Mark (Cathy) Bernheisel, Nancy E. Bernheisel and John (Nancy Jo) Bernheisel; grandmother of Terry Smith, Mandy (Jamie) Weaver, Melody (Ed) Agate, Bethany (Ken) Nemit and Lindsey Bernheisel; great-grandmother of 11; also survived by many nieces, nephews and sister, Helen "H" Craig. She was preceded in death by sisters, Louise "Weedy" Horner, Sue Berger and Nancy "Nan" Ferry. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES, LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road at Universal Road, Penn Hills. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Penn Hills Alliance Church. Interment will be in Restland Memorial Park.
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Brenner, Denise Dee Dee 58

  • Tarentum
  • Born: 1956-06-13
  • Died: 2014-10-07
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Denise "Dee Dee" Brenner, 58, of Tarentum, formerly of Logans Ferry Heights, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at home. She was born June 13, 1956, to the late Albert and Mary Kranik Bocko. She was a 1974 graduate of Plum High School and she attended the Pittsburgh Fashion Academy. Denise was a member of the IBEW (Internation Brothers Electrical Workers) and was employed by Custom Industrial Controls for 13 years. She was a lifelong member of Logans Ferry Heights Volunteer Fire Department and St. Mary's of Czestochowa in New Kensington. Denise was a very talented seamstress who loved camping, traveling to Florida and doing arts and crafts. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Albert Bocko, who died in 1997. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Warren C. Brenner; her daughters, Mary Catherine Brenner, of Tarentum, and Melissa Brenner, of Pittsburgh; and her grandchildren, Gregory and Warren Godleski, Abbiegail and Kaylee Brenner, Carly and Anthony Zucco, and Richard Grecco. She is also survived by many other family members and friends. Not only were her doors always wide open, but so was her heart. Private services were entrusted to the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington. There will be a celebration of life dinner held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Springdale Volunteer Fire Hall, 845 Lincoln Ave., Springdale. To leave an online condolence, please visit http://www.rossgwalker.com.
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Brunner, Mary M. 70

  • New Sewickley Township , Formerly of McCandless
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Cranberry | Get Directions
  • Mary M. (Ehman) Brunner, 70, of New Sewickley Township, formerly of McCandless, died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 46 years of John Brunner; loving mother of Mark, Matthew (Nancy) and David (Allison); proud grandmother of Valerie, Heather, Joshua, Lila and one on the way in May 2015; sister of Harry (Janet) Ehman; and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Ferdinand Church. Mary had a love of crocheting, especially making afghans and blankets for her loved ones. She also had a very strong connection to her faith. Mary was adored by her grandchildren and will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Ferdinand Church Building Fund.
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Bruno, Hermoine W.

  • Verona
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Burket-Truby, Oakmont | Get Directions
  • Hermoine W. Bruno "Herm", of Verona, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Anthony F. Bruno Sr.; dear mother of Kandy Bruno, Anthony "Tony" (Jeannie) Bruno and the late Guy Bruno; grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of seven. Herm was an active member of Verona Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon. She enjoyed her many friendships at the William McKinley Center, Penn Hills. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Family suggests memorials to Verona Presbyterian Church, 566 S. Ave., Verona, PA 15147. Visit us at http://www.burket-truby.com.
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Cannon, Trudy L. 62

  • Brackenridge
  • Born: 1951-12-03
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Trudy L. Cannon, 62, of Brackenridge, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at home. She was born Dec. 3, 1951, in New Kensington, a daughter of the late Martin "Jerome" and Ernestine (Wynn) Cannon. She has lived most of her life in Brackenridge and Natrona Heights. Trudy was a Home health Aide and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Brackenridge. She enjoyed computers, crossword puzzles and especially loved taking care of her mother, Ernestine, who passed away in 2012. Survivors include her aunt, Yvonne Cannon Stewart (Robert) Wagner, of Norwalk, Ohio; also surviving are several cousins and her best friends, Teressa and Matt Hladney, of Brackenridge. There will be no public visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights, with Captain Rickie Armour officiating, where she will be buried beside her mother, Ernestine. Arrangements by DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, PA 724-224-1526. Visit http://www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Cole, Rodney W. 72

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Rodney W. Cole, of Monroeville, passed away at the age of 72 on Oct. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Joanne (Bender) Cole; father of Michael J. and Traci A. Cole; brother of William Cole (Doris); uncle of Paul Connelly (Karen), Kenneth Connelly, Tina Wetmore (Adam) and Margie Connelly; and great-uncle of Chace Cole, Michael and Kristen Connelly. He was an Army Vietnam veteran. Friends will be received for a memorial visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike, 412-372-2100. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at the funeral chapel. Inurnment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Copeland, Charles W. 82

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • Charles W. "Buddy" Copeland, 82, of Plum, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 59 years of Geraldine "Jerri" (Cook) Copeland; loving father of Terri (Pierre) LeBlanc, Sandra (John Green) Copeland and Kathleen (Gary) Gaydosik; grandfather of David (Amy) LeBlanc, Leah (Jarett) Reinmann, Daniel LeBlanc and Shawn Wolfe; also survived by four great-grandchildren; brother of Earl Copeland and the late Elmer (surviving wife, Charlotte) Copeland; uncle of Leonard (Maureen) Copeland, Deanna Copeland, Hugh Cook Jr. and Kelly Chaple; and brother-in-law of Hugh (Paula) Cook. Chuck was retired from the Pittsburgh Press and Post-Gazette where he was a member of the Teamsters Local Union. He served as past Master of the Samuel Hamilton Masonic Lodge No. 746 Plum Creek and as past president of the Center Slovenian Club where he founded the "TD Club." He was an avid Steelers fan and organized many football trips to other stadiums. Chuck also served as the unofficial "Mayor of Jane Street." Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road (across from S and T Bank) Plum, PA 15239, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in Plum Creek Cemetery.
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Jakub, Ann 94

  • North Versailles
  • Born: 1920-02-23
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Ann Jakub, 94, of North Versailles, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Hempfield Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Graceton, Indiana County, a daughter of the late John and Susan (Tiscak) Rebovich. She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew Jakub; mother of Michael (Tammy) Jakub; grandmother of Stacie (Michael) Ravenscroft, Ryan (Sara) Jakub and Alexandria Jakub; great-grandmother of Riley Ravenscroft, Zachary Ravenscroft and Catherine Jakub; and sister of George (Helen) Rebovich, Paul (Doris) Rebovich, Helen (James) Saverine and Lillian Rebovich. She was preceded in death by brothers and sister, John Rebovich, Mary Yanity, Steve Rebovich, Nick Rebovich, Joseph Rebovich, Michael Rebovich and Edward Rebovich. Visitation from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Blessing service at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski. Interment in St. Hedwig Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Christ the Light of the World Parish, 32 S. First St., Duquesne, PA 15110.
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Kleber, Edna M. 93

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-10-13
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Edna M. Kleber, 93, of Monroeville, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Kleber; loving mother of William J. Kleber and his wife, Kandi; grandmother of Scott (LeeAnn) and William (Tracy) Kleber; great-grandmother of Rhiannon and Luke Kleber; sister of the late Marion Jones; and sister-in-law of Ruth Kleber Dewalt. Friends were received Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100). Funeral service was Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in the funeral chapel, with the Rev. Aaron Gordon officiating. Interment followed in Jefferson Memorial Park. The Kleber family would like to thank the entire staff of Harbour Senior Living. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Hillcrest United Presbyterian Church, 1622 James St., Monroeville, PA 15146, greatly appreciated. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Kniss, Evelyn B. 63

  • Moon Township
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Huntsman, Rochester | Get Directions
  • Evelyn B. Kniss, 63, of Moon Township, went to be with the Lord peacefully Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, surrounded by her family at her side. Evelyn was the daughter of the late John Sr. and Blanche (Olszewski) Brandebura; wife of Thomas C. Kniss and loving, caring mother of Kenneth T. Kniss and his fiance, Anna Barefoot; sister to Dr. John Brandebura (Margaret) and their children, William, Stephen and Matthew Brandebura and Laura Strum (Stephen) and their son, Andy, who she loved dearly. Evelyn is also survived by many loving family members and friends including her brother-in-law, Timothy Kniss (Debbie) and their sons, Timothy Allen and Tyler. Evelyn touched each person she met with her affectionate smile and personality. There will be no public visitation. The HUNTSMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MOON TOWNSHIP is in charge of arrangements. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Zion's Lutheran Church, 140 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg, PA 15601. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, http://www.cancer.org. or The UPMC Cancer Center, http://www.upmccancercenter.com. http://www.huntsmanfuneralhomes.com.
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Lazur, Rose A. 86

  • Bethel Park
  • Born: 1927-11-20
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Skovranko, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Rose A. Lazur, 86, of Bethel Park, formerly of West Mifflin, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in her home. Born Nov. 20, 1927, in Duquesne, she was predeceased by her parents, Andrew N. Noll and Catherine Gilch; and her late husband of 38 years, George Lazur, of West Mifflin; along with her sister, Eva Scharding; and brother, Leo Noll. Rose was a homemaker living in West Mifflin and joined with her husband, George, in the ownership and operation of the George's Barber Shoppe from 1963 until his death in 1998. She loved to sew and was an avid reader, as well was an active member of the Ladies Guild of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Duquesne. She enjoyed her many trips to the Meadows, Atlantic City and Wheeling with her lady friends, as well as her weekly dinners with her brother, niece and nephew. She was also an avid supporter of all of her grandchildren's accomplishments. Survivors include her two children, Mark (Maria) Lazur, of Upper St Clair, and Linda (Don O.) Ollio, of Arlington, Tenn.; granddaughter, Victoria Lazur, of Columbus, Ohio; grandsons, Nicholas and Zachary Lazur and Brandon Ollio; brother, Andrew Noll, of West Mifflin; six nieces; and three nephews. Friends and family will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the WILLIAM S. SKOVRANKO MEMORIAL HOME, Richford and Commonwealth Avenue, Duquesne. A blessing service at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the memorial home, followed by Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Church with the Rev. John Cuccaro as celebrant. Burial will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, West Mifflin. A Parastas service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the memorial home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Upper St. Clair Township Library in Rose's honor, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair Township, PA 15241, a location that she loved and spent many hours over the years.
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Leya, Robert F. 89

  • Pittsburgh
  • Born: 1925-09-30
  • Died: 2014-10-16
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • Robert F. Leya, 89, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Southwestern Veterans Center, Pittsburgh. He was born Sept. 30, 1925, in Blawnox, to the late Frederick C. Leya and Gertrude M. (Timblin) Leya. Robert was married to the late Anna R. (Walmsley) Leya for 40 years before her passing on Nov. 3, 1987. He served as a sergeant in the Army during World War II. During his life, he left the greatest impression on everyone he met. He touched so many with his incredible spirit and sense of humor. He enjoyed attending church and worshiping his Lord. He also enjoyed bowling, playing horseshoes, going out for ice cream and spending time with his loved ones. Robert is survived by his four daughters, Nancy (Soren) Vridstoft, of Denmark, Kathy (Daniel) Austerlitz, of Penn Hills, Shirley (Stephen) Sugajski, of Sarver, and Sandra Martin, of Export; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and extended family. He is preceded in death by his siblings, John R. (Jack) Leya and Margaret Sue Duerr. Professional services are trusted to THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox. By the family's request, services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
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McDonough, MaryAnn 71

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2014-10-11
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • MaryAnn (Keeley) McDonough, 71, of Penn Hills, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Festus McDonough; loving mother of Catherine McDonough McGrath, Patrick (Jennifer) McDonough, Nancy (John) Kirchner and Michael (Jennifer) McDonough; grandmother of Christopher, Connor, Lucas, Andrew, Kaitlyn, Kelly, Michael and Sydney; sister of Phillip Keeley and the late Theresa McDonough (late Sean) and Colman Keeley; also survived by special nephew, Kevin McDonough; special cousins and lifelong friends, Terri and Jack Rihn and Noreen O'Laughlin; and many other cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends were received at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road (across from S and T Bank), Plum, PA 15239. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday in St. John The Baptist Church. Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the McDonough family suggests memorials to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1501 Reedsdale St., Suite 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. http://www.nationalmssociety.org.
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McGann, Joanne W. 84

  • Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1929-12-06
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Cicholski-Zidek, Natrona Heights | Get Directions
  • Joanne W. McGann, 84, of Natrona Heights, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. She was born Dec. 6, 1929, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late William and Marie (Mansmann) Weber and grew up in East Liberty. She graduated from St. Raphael High School in 1947, Mt. Mercy (Carlow) College in 1951 and received her master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1953. After working as a retail buyer for several years, she married John G. McGann in 1957. They eventually settled in Natrona Heights and raised seven children. Joanne was very active in Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish and School, serving as the school librarian and parish secretary. She loved reading, served on the board of the Community Library of Allegheny Valley, was a member of the Tarentum Book Club, acting as corresponding secretary. Joanne was also a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels for many years and enjoyed playing bridge (and all other card games) with her many friends. Most of all, she loved her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She leaves behind to cherish her memory and carry on the faith her children, Bill (Susan), of Kent, Ohio, Greg (Megan Huff), of Philadelphia, Lisa (John) Kemerer, of Jeannette, Cindy (Pat) Magdinec, of Valencia, Paul, of Savannah, Ga., Bob (Carleen), of New Castle, and Michael (Janine), of Cary, N.C.; her grandchildren, Molly and Katie McGann, Josh Ferrar and Mason Kemerer, Ryan and Casey Magdinec, Liam and Bain McGann, Luke, Seth and Ben McGann; and by her two sisters, Claire Prendergast, of Philadelphia, and Patricia Saar, of California. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John G. McGann, Feb. 21, 2012; and by her son-in-law, Ray Ferrar. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, 724-224-8688, where a blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. in Most Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Joanne may be made to Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament School, 1526 Union Ave., Natrona Heights, PA 15065 or to the Meals-On-Wheels, P.O. Box 395, Natrona Heights, PA 15065. To send an online condolence, please visit http://www.cicholski-zidekfh.com.
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McIsaac, Concetta M.

  • Formerly of North Hills
  • Died: 2014-10-21
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  • Concetta Marie "Conni" Kukla McIsaac, a vibrant woman known for her quick smile and wit, who loved watching her children enjoy success in life and sports, lost her three-month battle with lung cancer Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Hudson, Ohio. A graduate of North Allegheny Senior High School (1983), and Clarion University with a degree in accounting, Conni worked for Grant-Thorton LLP and Rockwell International in Pittsburgh, and St. Gobain in Hudson, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her father, Theodore J. Kukla; and mother, Rachel A. (Fittante) Kukla. She is survived by three children, Claire, 15, Lauren, 14, and Robert, 8, McIsaac, and David McIsaac, her ex-husband and father of the children. She also is survived by her brother, T.J. Kukla Jr., sister-in-law, Jennifer Kukla, and nephews, Austin, 11, and Trey, 9, all of Tomball, Texas. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at the Hudson High School Auditorium, 2500 Hudson-Aurora Road, Hudson, Ohio The family thanks the Heritage of Hudson and Hospice by Heartland for their kind care during Conni's final days. Her body was donated to science. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Conni's name to charities of choice.
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McMullen, Dorothy T.

  • Scott Township
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Dorothy T. McMullen passed to eternal life Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. She was the beloved wife for 45 years of John E. McMullen; loving mother of stepchildren, John E. (Bobbi) McMullen Jr., Joseph P. (Donna) McMullen, Patricia A. McMullen and Christopher P. (Nancy) McMullen; loving grandmother of six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; cherished sister of John N. (Erma) Tarle, Edward W. (Linda) Tarle, Mary T. (Brian) Corcoran and the late Joseph F. Tarle; loving aunt of eight nieces and nephews, 11 great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-nephew; and daughter of the late Nicholas and Stella Tarle. Dorothy was a proud graduate of St. Peter High School in McKeesport and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. She retired after 42 years from Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Power Lab as an information analyst. Dorothy was an active member of Pittsburgh Baptist Church and was the prayer-list coordinator. She enjoyed travel, exercise, reading, Bible study, healing and nutrition studies. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at noon Saturday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, PA 15236. Luncheon will follow at Pittsburgh Baptist Church, 3100 Pioneer Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Pittsburgh Baptist Church, Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243 or to any local food bank. Condolences may be given at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Menzemer, Charles L. 85

  • Sewickley Hills
  • Born: 1929-05-14
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Musmanno, McKees Rocks | Get Directions
  • Charles Le Roy Menzemer, 85, of Sewickley Hills, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. He was born May 14, 1929, in St. Louis, M0. Defined by his tireless dedication in all of his many endeavors, Charlie, as he was known to those close to him, graduated from the Missouri School of Mines with a degree in chemical engineering and George Washington University with a law degree. For 35 years, he worked as a senior patent attorney at Westinghouse, specializing in acquisitions and divestitures, retiring in 1995. Charlie served his country as a captain in the Korean War in the Army's Intelligence Division. An active member of his community, Charlie served as mayor of Sewickley Hills from 2006 to 2009. He also spent 26 years as a member of the Sewickley Borough Council, where he was instrumental in the building of the Sewickley Hills Borough Building and successfully negotiated to obtain water service for the borough of Glenfield. A lover of dogs and other animals, he received a certificate of appreciation in recognition of his pro bono work with the Police K-9 Association of PA. Among his many interests, Charlie was an avid gun and weapons collector, a skilled marksman and skeet shooter, an avid reader and history enthusiast, a participant in martial arts, and he fenced at Salle D'Escrime of Pittsburgh, which is where he met his loving wife, JoAnn (Iorio), to whom he was devoted in marriage for 51 years. Charlie is survived by his wife, JoAnn; brother-in-law, Dominic Iorio Jr.; sister-in-law, Connie (Gene) Benacquista; sister-in-law, Marlene Edwards; 10 nieces and nephews; and 19 great-nieces and great-nephews. His passion for learning and knowledge continues beyond his death as his body will be donated to the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. A memorial service will be held in his honor from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at the Sewickley Hills Borough Building (349 Magee Road, Sewickley, PA 15143), followed by a luncheon from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Atria's (12980 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090). Arrangements entrusted to the ANTHONY MUSMANNO FUNERAL HOME INC. Donations can be made in his memory to the Ohio Township Police and Fire Department, the Salvation Army, the Wounded Warriors Project or the Police K-9 Association of PA.
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Mischler, William J. 90

  • Highland Park
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Shadyside | Get Directions
  • William J. Mischler, 90, of Highland Park, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne M. (Klingensmith) Mischler; father of Michael G. Mischler, Mary Beth Niksic (Kemal), Jeanne M. Laird (Tom), Barbara A. Rossi (Dave) and Steven E. Mischler (Shannon); grandfather of T.J., Jenny, Paula, Jamie, Troy, Jack, Mary Rose, Will, Sead, Peter, Amila and Eva; brother of John V. and the late Wernert E. Mischler; and is also survived by countless nieces and nephews. A lifelong resident of the East End, Bill attended Central Catholic High School. In 1941, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and piloted the B-24 Liberator. Upon his return to Pittsburgh, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and began a long career with Koppers, as a professional engineer and manager. Soon after, he met his wife of 60 years, Jeanne Klingensmith, whom he married at Sacred Heart Church, where he remained a lifelong parishioner. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McCABE BROTHERS INC. FUNERAL HOME, http://www.mccabebrothers.com., 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, where funeral will commence at 9 a.m. Friday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, http://www.jdrf.org.
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Mitchell, Fenton M. 84

  • Forest Hills , Formerly of Fox Chapel
  • Died: 2014-10-15
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Fenton M. "Mitch" Mitchell, 84, of Forest Hills, formerly of Fox Chapel, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Marie Shaler Mitchell and the late Kathleen Mitchell; loving father of Jeffrey (Rebecca) Mitchell, Jason Mitchell and Jennifer Mitchell; cherished grandpa of Aydin and Arrington; and brother of Byron and the late James Mitchell. Mitch was a cardiologist in Pittsburgh area hospitals until his retirement. There will be no visitation. Service and interment are private. Arrangements are entrusted to WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 412-731-5001. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Masonic Children's Hospitals.
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Nagy, Dolores M. 83

  • Churchill , Formerly of Homestead
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Dolores M. Nagy, 83, of Churchill, formerly of Homestead, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Dolores was a longtime school teacher and administrator in the Churchill area school district. Friends will be received from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday only at WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in St. John Fisher Church.
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Paulus, Alfred A. 83

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt. Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Alfred Alan Paulus, 83, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in the company of his daughter, Amy Pople. He was the beloved husband of the late Lois Ann (McCullough) Paulus; cherished father of Tim Paulus, Amy Paulus (Andrew) Pople, Mike Paulus and Sid (Shaun) Armour; loving grandfather of Elliott, Simon, Jeremy and Mitchell Pople, Finn and Zuzu Armour; and brother of the late John Adam Paulus. Al was a trustee and choir member at Mt. Lebanon Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He served his country in the Army. He retired in 2013 as a vice president at Hefren-Tillotson Inc. He was also a five decade member of Shawnee and past president of The Bond Club of Pittsburgh. Al was a lifelong Steelers fan and a proud witness to the Immaculate Reception. Al was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be dearly missed. Family plans no viewing. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Mt. Lebanon Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 255 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Arrangements by LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Mt. Lebanon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MLEPC Friends of Music Fund, 255 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. http://www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Pivirotto, Dona G. 71

  • Plum
  • Died: 2014-10-14
  • Funeral Home: Knee, Plum | Get Directions
  • Dona G. (Nesbit) Pivirotto, 71, of Plum, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert E. Pivirotto; loving mother of Albert O. (Cheryl) Pivirotto and Bruce R. (Dana) Pivirotto; grandmother of Cameron, Cody and Connor Pivirotto; sister of the late William L. Nesbit. Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road, (across from S and T Bank), Plum, PA 15239, where a funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment followed in Plum Creek Cemetery.
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Reibie, Muriel S. 99

  • Sewickley , Formerly of Ross Township
  • Born: 1915-01-15
  • Died: 2014-10-12
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Sewickley | Get Directions
  • Muriel S. (Hicks) Reibie, 99, of Masonic Village at Sewickley, formerly of Ross Township, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12., 2014. She was born Jan. 15, 1915, in Pittsburgh. She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph A. Reibie; loving mother of Ronald A. (Irene) Reibie, Nancy (Jack) Hurley and Susan R. (the late Clark) Schenck; grandmother of Mark A. (April) Reibie Sr., Judith (Vince) Reibie Pistilli, Cheryl Reibie Sarge, Kurt R. Schenck and Julianne M. Schenck; great-grandmother of M. Alan (Nicole) Reibie Jr., Jennifer Reibie, Jordyn and Cameron Pistilli; and is also survived by a cousin, Grace Krisher; and many nieces and nephews. The family extends sincere thanks to the Masonic fraternity and the staff at Masonic Village at Sewickley for the many years of dedicated care. Muriel was a longtime member of Norwood-Herrington Chapter No. 356, Order of Eastern Star. There will be no viewing and the interment is private. The family will welcome friends at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at a memorial service at SCHELLHAAS and SONS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 1600 Stone Mansion Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143, Franklin Park/Wexford. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Employee Appreciation Fund, Masonic Village at Sewickley, 1000 Masonic Drive, Sewickley, PA 15143 or to Riverview United Presbyterian Church, 3505 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15214, where Muriel was a longtime member. Arrangements are entrusted to Schellhaas and Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. Please leave condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Righi, Grace 85

  • Plum Borough
  • Died: 2014-10-13
  • Funeral Home: Soxman, Penn Hills | Get Directions
  • Grace Righi, 85, of Plum Borough, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 68 years to Earl "Red" Righi; loving mother of Linda (Sonny) Clapper, Carol Brode and the late E. Thomas Righi Jr.; grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of nine; and sister of the late Dorothy Putzlocker. Grace was a longtime employee at JC Penny's. Friends were received Wednesday at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills, where a service was held Thursday, officiated by her nephew, Pastor Robert Dunn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Amaranth Diabetes Foundation.
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Sadowski, Eleanor M. 92

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • Eleanor M. Sadowski, 92, of Monroeville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. She was beloved wife of the late Leonard H. Sadowski; loving mother of Dennis P. Sadowski and his wife, Judy, and the late Leonard J. Sadowski and his surviving wife, Barbara; grandmother of three and great-grandmother of four; sister of Lorraine Ridge and the late Catherine Ricci and Bernice Kozioziemski; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100). Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at St. Bernadette Church. Interment following in St. Mary's Cemetery in Sharpsburg. http://www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Shick, John D. 80

  • Blawnox
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Smith, Blawnox | Get Directions
  • John D. Shick, 80, of Blawnox, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Anne M.; loving father of JR, Robert (Teressa), William (Jenni), David Shick and Joanne (Ken) Martin; grandfather of Austin, Zachary, Sabrina, Quay, Jessyca, Peyton, Candace, Amanda, Kelly, Samantha and the late Lucy and Brett; and brother of Twila Rudiger and the late Lois Rager. Visitation from 4 p.m. until time of service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY LTD., 930 Center Ave., Blawnox. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Animal Rescue League.
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Silbaugh, William Sil E. 72

  • Jefferson Hills , Formerly of Clairton
  • Born: 1942-04-10
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Clairton | Get Directions
  • William E. "Sil" Silbaugh, 72, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Clairton and Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in his home. Bill was born April 10, 1942, in Uniontown, to the late George and Ann (Durhammer) Silbaugh. He was a retired coke loader for U.S. Steel Clairton Works, a member of First United Methodist Church, Clairton and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 714 of Dravosburg. Bill was a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the Army, and also served three years in the Navy. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bonnie L. (Abercrombie) Silbaugh; sons, William L., of Coraopolis, and Brian T. (Nancy) Silbaugh, of Port Vue; brothers, George, of Florida, and David Silbaugh, of Roanoke, Va.; sister, Pamela "Pennie" (Mike) Harsmanka, of Clairton; and also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, PA 15025, with the funeral service to follow at 7:30 in the funeral home chapel, officiated by Pastor Hal Dangel. Memorial contributions can be made to Allegheny Valley School for Exceptional Children, 1996 Ewings Mill Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Sivak, John R. 85

  • North Braddock
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, East Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • John R. Sivak, 85, of North Braddock, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 60 years of the late Florence (Skladany) Sivak; loving father of Michele Sivak, of North Carolina, Bruce (Janet) Sivak, of Forest Hills, and Kenneth Sivak, of Gibsonia; and proud grandfather of Lauren and Michael Sivak. John was a Korean War Army veteran and a retired employee of U.S. Steel, Edgar Thomson Plant. As a pastime, John enjoyed collecting model scale cars, trucks and military vehicles. Friends welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Church of Good Shepherd Parish. Burial with military honors will follow in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. http://www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Stasko, Mark W. 56

  • Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1957-10-31
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Mark W. Stasko, 56, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at his home. He was employed in the maintenance department at Carnegie Mellon University and was a member of St. Mary's Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport. Mark was a 1975 graduate of South Allegheny High School, where he was an all-conference and honorable mention all-state football player. He was also a member of Preferred Liars Golf League at Butler's. Born Oct. 31, 1957, in McKeesport, he was a son of Clara (Zarski) Stasko, of Port Vue, and the late Donald Stasko. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Danette (Bonadio) Stasko; daughter, Courtney Stasko, of Elizabeth Township; sons, Ian (Katie) Stasko, of Jefferson Hills, and Jesse (Krista) Stasko, of Arlington, Va.; grandson, Cassius Stasko; brother, David (Kathy) Stasko, of Hudson, Ohio; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132, 412-678-3454. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Elizabeth Township, with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner and Father Paul Voida officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Romanian Church, 318 26th St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Taylor, Robert E. 82

  • Lincoln
  • Born: 1932-07-21
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Gilbert, Elizabeth Township | Get Directions
  • Robert "Bob" Elliott Taylor, 82, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. He was born July 21, 1932, in North Versailles, and was the son of the late Fred and Tillie Elizabeth Race Taylor. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Helen J. Case Taylor; son, Curt E. Taylor, of Baldwin; daughter, Juneau R. Bowman, of Ingram; grandchildren, Danny Guy Taylor, Robert E. Taylor, Zachary Guy Taylor, Olivia R. Bowman and Dylan G. Bowman; great-grandchildren, Gabby and Jackson; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Guy Robert Taylor; brothers, Fred Taylor Jr., and John W. "Jack" Taylor; and sisters, Ruth M. Wilding Howden and Ola Mae Shotwell. Bob was a conductor for Union Railroad/Transtar and retired after 42 and a half years of service. He was also an ironworker for Local No. 3 with 25 years of service. Bob was a 50 year member of Solomon's Staircase Lodge No. 357 Free and Accepted Masons, Buena Park, Calif. Friends are welcome from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the funeral home chapel. Inurnment will follow at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery Praying Hands Columbarium, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at http://www.Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
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Ullom, William J. 48

  • Versailles , Formerly of Elizabeth Township
  • Born: 1966-10-14
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Willig, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • William J. "Bill" Ullom, 48, of Versailles, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at West Penn Hospital. Born Oct. 14, 1966, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Charles and Helen (Sieters) Ullom. Bill was a truck driver with Jordan Produce, an Eagle Scout, a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church and also active with their youth group. He is survived by brother, Chuck (Kathy) Ullom; sisters, Sandy Wrona and Lynette (David) Wislosky; nephew, Dean Keller; niece and nephew, Jamie and Michael Burkett; a great-niece, Ricki; two great-nephews, Aaron and Michael; cousins, aunts, many friends and his beloved cat, Caroline. A memorial service will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bill Starr will officiate. Arrangements entrusted to WILLIG FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.
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Wolf, Robert A.

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Robert Anthony Wolf, of Munhall, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 53 years of Mary (Lamanna) Wolf; son of the late Francis and Helen (Miller) Wolf; loving father of Robert Wolf, of Munhall, Richard A. (Tina) Wolf, of Morgantown, Charles Wolf, of Bridgeville, and Steven Wolf, of Moon Township; brother of Richard Wolfe, of Philadelphia, Adele Delich, of Penn Hills, and the late Ida Jacobyansky, Helene Merritt and Paul Wolf; pap pap of Hannah, Ryan, Meagan and Robert; and also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was a World War II veteran, having served with the Army Air Corps, where he retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a member of the 492nd and 801st Bomb Group, the Air Arm of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services). The unit's code name was the "Carpetbaggers". Robert graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and was a physicist with the Bureau of Mines. He was the former cubmaster of Pack 15, served as an usher at St. Therese Church, was past president and cofounder of Trinity Manufacturing and a member of the Reserve Officers Association. Family and friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. A funeral Mass will at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Therese Church, Munhall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert's memory to St. Therese Church, 1 St. Therese Court, Munhall, PA 15120 or a charity of your choice. Robert's family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Alan Itskowitz and staff for their concern and assistance during these difficult years. http://www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Bidese, John B. 90

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1924-06-29
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Pantalone, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • John B. Bidese, 90, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born June 29, 1924, in Delmont, a son of the late John Bidese and Catherine Borgo Bidese. John was a retired superintendent for the PA Department of Public Welfare. He was a faithful member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, where he served as an usher for many years, and a devout Catholic who lived his faith daily. John was a was a graduate of St. Vincent College, a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy, and also a member of the Knights of Columbus and volunteered at Celian Heights. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Mario Bidese. He is survived by his loving and devoted sister, Josephine E. Bidese; his cousin, Albert Borgo, both of Greensburg; and many close friends. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of John from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Parting prayers will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Greensburg. John's family has entrusted his care to the Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences or for directions, please visit us at http://www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.
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Blycheck, Paul B. 96

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1917-12-29
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Haky, Uniontown | Get Directions
  • Paul B. Blycheck (Blazicek), 96, of Latrobe, formerly of Uniontown, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at St. Anne's Nursing Home in Greensburg. He was born Dec. 29, 1917, in Dearth, son of the late Paul and Elizabeth (Hriska) Blazicek. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by sisters, Pauline Janos, Mary Bradshaw, Sister Sylvia Blazicek and Ann Zahuranic; and a stepgrandchild, Randy Mitchell. Paul was a member of St. Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown, where he served as an usher for many years. He recently attended St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Latrobe. Paul worked most of his life as a painter in the construction industry and served in the Army during World War II. He was also a member of the former Uniontown VFW, the Amvets, Slovak Club and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Uniontown. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Ruth Blycheck, of Confluence; son, Paul Blycheck and wife, Chrissy, of Latrobe; granddaughters, Abigail, Grace, Mary and Lucy Blycheck; stepdaughters, Nancy Mitchell and husband, Robert, of Confluence, Sally McClintok, of Somerset, and Barbara Shipley and husband, Ron, of Confluence; stepgrandchildren, Brooke Fichtner, Jena Brenneman, David Mitchell, Rebecca Mitchell and Bria Shipley; and a stepgreat-grandchild, Logan Mitchell. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 603 N. Gallatin Ave., Ext., Uniontown, and until 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, when prayers of transfer will be said. The funeral Mass will follow at 1 p.m. at St. Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, 61 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, with the Rev. Peter L. Peretti as celebrant. Interment will be held at St. Mary (Nativity) Cemetery, Uniontown, where military honors will be accorded by the North Union VFW. The parish wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in the funeral home chapel. The Knights of Columbus will also have a service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Your personal written tributes and memories are welcomed and encouraged at http://www.hakyfuneralhome.com.
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Bonzani, Deano J. 25

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1989-06-24
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Cardaro, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Deano Joseph Bonzani, 25, of New Kensington, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. He was born June 24, 1989, in Penn Hills. He was a graduate from Highlands High School and then attended ITT Tech, receiving a degree in computer science. He was preceded in death by his sister, Miciah Bonzani; maternal grandparents, Charles and Judith Bowser McIlwain; uncle, Robert Hockenberry; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Hope Bonzani; and paternal great-grandmother, Mary Nealer. He is survived by his mother, Melody A. McIlwain Lattanzie; father, Kenneth "Sonny" B. Bonzani Jr.; stepfather, Bud Lattanzie; daughter, Aubrey; siblings, tech Staff Sergeant Ricky (Mandy) Libengood, Angela Rickael (Michael) Mator, Adam Leroy Libengood, Christa (Richard) Oswalt, Trisha Bonzani, Branda Bonzani, Casya Bonzani and Nasya Lattanzie; maternal grandmother, Mary McIlwain; maternal great-grandmother, Edna Bowser; paternal grandparents, Patricia Artuso and John Svitesic; and step-grandparents, Tom and Patty Lattanzie. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the JOSEPH J. CARDARO FUNERAL HOME, A SERVICE ORIENTED FUNERAL HOME, 1125 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington, 724-337-3325. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in the funeral home. Burial will be private. To leave an online condolence for the family, please go to http://www.cardarofuneralhome.com.
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Cimbala, John P. 88

  • North Huntingdon
  • Born: 1926-06-08
  • Died: 2014-10-17
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • John P. Cimbala, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at his home. He was born June 8, 1926, in Duquesne, a son of the late Joseph and Helen Lubick Cimbala Petras. John was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a truck driver by Chemical Tank Lines and also by B and O Railroad. John was an all-around handyman who also enjoyed playing the guitar and mandolin. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Cimbala; and two sisters, Mary Kovacs and Ann Halter. He is survived by his beloved wife, Julia Julock Cimbala; two sons, John and his wife, Suzie, and Matthew and his wife, Roxanne; three daughters, Julie Boyette and her husband, Joe, Helen Dickey and her husband, Tom, and Lisa Hill and her husband, Alan; sister-in-law, Ann Cimbala; and nine grandchildren, Nathan, Ruth, Andy, Michael, Luke, Brian, Dylan, Chelsea and Esther. Friends were received this past Monday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral Mass was held this past Tuesday at St. Agnes Church followed by interment at St. Joseph Cemetery. http://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Dugger, Susan L. 62

  • Scottdale
  • Born: 1952-07-21
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Susan L. McAlister Dugger, 62, of Scottdale, graduated to her heavenly home Tuesday evening, Oct. 21, 2014, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, with her loved ones by her side. She was born July 21, 1952, in Beaver Falls, a daughter of the late Frank L. and Jacqueline Watson McAlister. Susan was a faithful member of the Scottdale Church of Christ where she was past president of the Ladies Circle, former youth teacher and choir member. She was a graduate of Beaver Falls High School. Susan was a den leader and treasurer for Pack No. 151 of Scottdale and the treasurer of Troop No. 160 Boy Scouts of America, Everson, and a member of Roaring Run Campground of Champion. Susan was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family. Susan is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her, her loving husband of 39 years, Jack K. Dugger, whom she married April 19, 1975; her two devoted sons, Keith L. Dugger and wife, Kimberly, of Vancouver, Wash., and Steven R. Dugger, of Scottdale; and her two loving grandchildren, Aimee and Samuel Dugger, of Vancouver, Wash. Susan's family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Additional visitation will take place from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday in Scottdale Church of Christ, where her funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with Bob Chambers, Minister, and her son, Steven Dugger, youth director of the church, officiating. Private inurnment will follow in the Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send online condolences, send flowers or to obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Glozik, Steve 92

  • Formerly of New Kensington
  • Born: 1922-03-10
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Walker, New Kensington | Get Directions
  • Steve Glozik, 92, formerly of New Kensington, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Born March 10, 1922, in Lower Burrell, to the late John and Anna Hanzel Glozik, he was a 1940 graduate of Arnold High School and longtime resident of New Kensington. He proudly served his country during World War II in the Army and was a Purple Heart recipient. Mr. Glozik was a draftsman at Alcoa at the Research Lab in Freeport Road, and later in Upper Burrell Township. He also owned and operated Steve's Shoe Repair and Steve's TV Repair Shop, both in New Kensington. He was a member of the John Huss Evangelical Lutheran Church of Arnold. He was an avid golfer. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Constance "Connie" Jean Novak Glozik; two daughters, Barbara Ann Glozik, of Murrysville, and Connie Jean (Cliff) Feldman, of Gettysburg; and his grandchildren, Jessica (Dave) LeTourneau, of Reisterstown, Md., and Neil Feldman, of Baltimore, Md. Besides his parents, he was preceded by his siblings, John Glozik, Paul Glozik, Ann Kowalski and William Glozik, who died in infancy; and his stepfather, Edward Urban. Viewing will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD. (successor to John F. Krupa Funeral Home), 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where parting prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in John Huss Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1539 Kenneth Ave., Arnold. The Rev. Jerome E. Panzigrau will officiate. Military honors will be accorded after the service at the church by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard. Private burial will be in Union Cemetery, Arnold. Those desiring may contribute to Concordia Fox Chapel, 931 Route 910, Cheswick, PA 15024. To leave an online condolence visit http://www.rossgwalker.com.
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Gulla, Leona 80

  • Youngwood
  • Born: 1934-08-09
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, Youngwood | Get Directions
  • Leona Gulla, 80, of Youngwood, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. She was born Thursday, Aug. 9, 1934, in West Aliquippa, daughter of the late Mike and Ann (Kolson) Ondik. Surviving are a son, Allan T. Gulla, of Youngwood; two grandchildren, Brandie McClatchey and husband, Matt, of Harwick, and Ryan Gulla, of Youngwood; a great-grandchild, Matilyn; and a sister Mary Ondik, of Aliquippa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Gulla, and a grandson, Bryan Gulla. Services are private. Arrangements by the C. RICHARD MCCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC.,Youngwood.
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Hamlin, Peggy A. 64

  • Manor
  • Born: 1950-06-13
  • Died: 2014-10-18
  • Funeral Home: Newhouse, New Alexandria | Get Directions
  • Peggy Ann Hamlin, 64, of Manor, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Crest Personal Care Home in New Alexandria. She was born June 13, 1950, in Latrobe, daughter of Raymond G. McNaughton and Marie B. Newhouse McNaughton. She was co-owner of McNaughton Milling of New Alexandria. Peggy was a member of St. James Church of New Alexandria. She was also very active in supporting the animal rescue league. Peggy loved animals of all types, especially her cat, Callie. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ronald E. Hamlin. She is survived by a sister, Joan Dickerson and husband, George; a brother, David R. McNaughton and wife, Georgette, all of New Alexandria; a niece, Lindsay Haluck and nephews, Michael Dickerson and David and Cory McNaughton; and her cat, Callie. Visitation will be from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, and from 2 to 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington Sts., New Alexandria, in charge or arrangements. http://www.newhousefuneralhome.com. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in St. James Catholic Church of New Alexandria, with Monsignor Larry J. Kulick J.C.L. Pastor of St. James Church as Celebrant. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, New Alexandria.
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Hawley, Henry R. 85

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Henry R. "Pete" Hawley, 85, of Greensburg, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born March 16, 1929, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Henry and Elva (Wessel) Hawley. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed by People's Natural Gas Company. He had attended Armbrust Wesleyan Church, an Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of Masonic Lodge and 32nd degree Mason. He was also a member of the Youngwood Sportsman Club, the New Stanton Volunteer Fire Department and a devoted Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America where, under his leadership, six young men received their Eagle Scout awards. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman and organic gardener. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anna A. (Altman) Hawley; a son, Richard W. Hawley and his wife, Beverly, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two daughters, Dawn Getz and her husband, Jay, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Marie A. Wilson and her husband, Ron, of Cleveland, Ohio; six grandchildren, Alexandra Poole (Nathaniel), Hillary Tobin (Josiah), Jonathan Getz, Jeremy Getz, Leah Wilson and April Getz; his brother, the Rev. Wayne Hawley and his wife, Lois, of Arizona; a sister, CoraLee Mason and her husband, Dr. Charles Mason, of State College; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday in the Armbrust Wesleyan Church, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., with his brother, the Rev. Wayne Hawley, officiating. Private interment at Westmoreland County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or the Boy Scouts of America. http://www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Hickle, David A. 64

  • Wyano
  • Born: 1950-02-19
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • David A. Hickle, 64, of Wyano, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. He was born Feb. 19, 1950, in Steubenville, Ohio, a son of Ruth (Thomas) Hickle and the late Charles Hickle. David was a veteran of the Navy and was a member of the American Legion of Smithton, and Dormont-Whitehall Lodge No. 684 F and AM. For many years, he was active with the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 34 years, Debbie Hickle; three children, D.J. Hickle and wife, Kate, Jeremy Hickle and Matthew Hickle; two grandchildren, Ashley and Keira; a brother, Tom Hickle; and a sister, Susan Hickle. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Hickle. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY Jr. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, please specify for melanoma. http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com.
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Jordan, Phyllis I. 88

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1926-10-06
  • Died: 2014-10-14
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Phyllis I. (Early) Jordan, 88, of Irwin, died peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at her home. She was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Braddock, a daughter of the late Walter H. and Ella (Hausman) Early. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Westinghouse Nuclear Division. She was a member of the St. Edwards Catholic Church in Herminie. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Herkie" Jordan; and sister, Rita Glasser and Betty Alberts. Surviving are two sons, James F. Jordan, of Irwin, Walter "Rooney" Jordan and wife, Joanne, of Irwin; grandchildren, Josh Jordan and wife, Erika, of Latrobe, Erikka Kremer and husband, Rocky, of Youngwood, and Rooney Jordan, of Irwin; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her loving dogs, Buddy and Ben. Friends were received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in the St. Edwards Catholic Church. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Lamolinara Jr., Nat A. 80

  • Loyalhanna
  • Born: 1933-11-11
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Nat A. Lamolinara Jr., 80, of Loyalhanna, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Latrobe Regional Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Crabtree, a son of the late Natale A. Lamolinara Sr. and Ann M. (Zeman) Lamolinara. Nat was a member of St. Rose Church and the St. Rose Seniors. He was retired from Latrobe Area Hospital and had previously worked at Toyad. Nat was an Army veteran, having served in Korea. He was a member of the American Greek Catholic Beneficial Society, the American Slovak Society and the White House Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking and spending time on "the Derry Ridge," a place very special to him where he found peace, solace and comfort. During his retirement, he gave of his time to reach out to family and dear friends to offer help with their care and needs. Nat was a true people person who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Rosella M. (Moyer) Lamolinara, of Loyalhanna; one son, Nat A. Lamolinara III and his fiance, Maryann, of Loyalhanna; one daughter, Lynn Dee Bumar and her husband, Chris, of Ligonier; one brother, Edward F. Lamolinara and his wife, Joanna, of Latrobe; and a grandson, who was the light of his life, Tyler Bumar. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. The St. Rose Rosary Altar Christian Mothers will recite the Rosary at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Rose Church. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Action for Animals or The Alzheimer's Association. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Heartland Hospice, the staff of Latrobe Regional Health and Rehabilitation Center and its residents who have opened their hearts so kindly to Nat and his family. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Levett, Thomas C. 36

  • North Huntingdon , Formerly of Upper Burrell
  • Born: 1977-12-21
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Thomas Clyde Levett, 36, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Upper Burrell, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in his home. He was born Dec. 21, 1977, in Natrona Heights, to Thomas M. and Sharon A. Robbins Levett, of Upper Burrell. Tom was a construction worker for Local 1058 Laborers Union, Pittsburgh, and was a Marine Corps veteran, serving as a Sergeant. He was a member of the Logans Ferry United Presbyterian Church, the VFW in Lower Burrell and the FO Eagles in New Kensington. He played soccer in his high school years and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the Pittsburgh sports teams, the Steelers and Penguins. Survivors include his loving fiance, Kathryn A. Bowers; children, Noah and Madison Levett; parents, Thomas M. and Sharon A. Robbins Levett, of Upper Burrell; sister, Jennifer (Kenneth) Matthews, of Wilmerding; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas G. (Anne) Levett and Clyde (Ethel) Robbins. He will be greatly missed and loved by everyone who knew him. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder St., Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. Robert Henry. Burial with military honors by the Marine Corps will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. http://www.RusiewiczFH.com.
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Melego, Albert B. 84

  • Tarrs
  • Born: 1930-09-07
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Albert B. Melego, 84, of Tarrs, passed away early Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. He was born Sept. 7, 1930, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Albert E. and Anna Blasko Melego. Albert was a member of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. He was a retired foreman for CK Composites, Mt. Pleasant, with 10 years of service. Previously he was employed by Permali/CK Composites, with 30 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 446 and the Slovak Club, both of Mt. Pleasant. Albert was a proud Eagle Scout of Troop No. 4, of Mt. Pleasant. Albert was a veteran of the Navy, serving during the Korean War. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother to his family. Albert is gone from our lives but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Loretta A. Henry Melego, who married Oct. 3, 1959; his loving children, Gregory E. Melego and wife, Betsy, of Mt. Pleasant, Susan M. Hillegas, of Tarrs, Robert W. Melego, of Monroeville, Jeffry A. Melego and Lisa Cameron, of Everett, Wash.; his three grandchildren, Amber, Gregory and Caitlyn Melego; his two great-grandchildren, Karlee and Aria; his two brothers, Regis Marlego and wife, Marlene, of Scottdale, and Larry Melego and wife, Eleanor, of Mt. Pleasant; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Albert was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Melego; and son-in-law, David Hillegas (Dec. 29, 2009). A private family visitation will be held Friday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. A public Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday in the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Mt. Pleasant, with his Pastor, the Rev. Richard Kosisko, as celebrant. Full military honors will be accorded at the church, following the Mass, by the Mt. Pleasant American Legion Post No. 446 Honor Guard. To view online obituary, send condolences or obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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Menarchek, Helen J. 95

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1919-02-15
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Helen J. Menarchek, 95, of Latrobe, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Loyalhanna Care Center. She was born Feb. 15, 1919, in Latrobe. Helen was a member of St. Vincent Basilica. She was retired from Glosser Brothers "Gee Bee's" and enjoyed gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen A. Menarchek; four brothers, Louis, Joseph and Stanley Falenski and George Kole; and one sister, Nellie Bayus. Helen is survived by her son, John S. Menarchek and his wife Diane, of Weyers Cave, Va.; her daughter, Kathleen Weiss and her husband, Chris, of Derry; and one grandson, Andrew Menarchek and his wife, Emily, of Blacksburg, Va.; she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent Basilica. Interment will follow at Unity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. The family would like to extend their special thanks to the staff at Loyalhanna Care Center for their excellent care and compassion. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Musnug, Helen M. 86

  • Latrobe
  • Died: 2013-10-01
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  • Helen M. (Schober) Musnug, 86, of Latrobe, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. In living memory of our mother, Helen, her family would like to request the honor of you presence to fondly remember our loving mother at a memorial service held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Bethel Cemetery. Come share the many blessings of Helen's long a fruitful life with us.
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Nahory, Elizabeth J. 78

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1936-09-19
  • Died: 2014-10-16
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth "Betty" J. Gallagher Nahory, 78, of Irwin, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 19, 1936, in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late James D. and Bernice D. (Cutshall) Gallagher. Betty was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Louis M. Nahory; and a daughter, Vicky L. Hornak. Surviving are four children, Michael J. Lee and wife, Lena, of Trafford, Karen Schake, of Irwin, Jeff Nahory and wife, Barbara, of Jeannette, and Jill Petros and husband, Mark, of Herminie; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Norene Maskiewicz, of Irwin; and a niece and a nephew. To honor's Betty request, there will be no viewing or services. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Entrusted with the arrangements is the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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O'Hara Roach, Evelyn L. 92

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1922-05-21
  • Died: 2014-10-16
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Derry | Get Directions
  • Evelyn L. "Taffy" O'Hara Roach, 92, of Latrobe, formerly of Derry, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Greensburg Care Center. Born May 21, 1922, in Manassas, Ga., and raised in Winter Haven, Fla., she was a daughter of William F. and Bonnie R. Payne. She graduated from The Macon Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1944 and soon after married Sgt. Clifford W. O'Hara, a Derry native stationed at nearby Camp Wheeler. After O'Hara's return from service overseas at the end of World War II, they made their home in Derry. During her career, she worked as an emergency room nurse in Winter Haven, as a private duty nurse at Latrobe Hospital, as an office nurse for Dr. John Blair in Derry and as the director of nursing at Edgewood Nursing Center in Youngstown. She volunteered with the Red Cross, was active in the Derry Presbyterian Church and read avidly. Evelyn was preceded in death by O'Hara in 1963. She is survived by their two sons, William C. O'Hara and his wife, Peggy (Hughes), of Latrobe, and their daughter, Megan; and Thomas J. O'Hara and his wife, Nancy, of Shrewsbury, and their daughter, Emily. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, Robert E. Roach, in 1984; as well as by her parents; her sister, Edna Jones; and her two brothers, James and William Payne. She is survived by sisters-in-law, Dorothy (O'Hara) Mapel, of Sacramento, Calif., Helen (Baldonieri) O'Hara, of Latrobe, and Margaret (McManamy) O'Hara, of Mitchellville, Md.; as well as by several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. 3rd Ave., Derry. A service will immediately follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ronald Durika officiating. Internment will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of Greensburg Care Center and Grane Hospice for the kindnesses and excellent care given Evelyn. Online condolences may be made to http://www.mccabefuneralhomes.com.
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Pugliese, Elma M. 91

  • New Kensington
  • Born: 1923-01-17
  • Died: 2014-10-14
  • Funeral Home: Brady-Curran, Vandergrift | Get Directions
  • Elma M. (Turra) Pugliese, 91, of New Kensington, formerly of Vandergrift, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in West Haven Nursing Home. Born Jan. 17, 1923, in Iselin, she was a daughter of the late Silvio and Severnia (Trentin) Turra. Mrs. Pugliese was a graduate of Vandergrift High School and Seton Hill College. She was a teacher at Kiski Area School District until her retirement in 1974. She lived in Vandergrift until moving to New Kensington in 1975. Mrs. Pugliese was a member of St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church in Vandergrift, enjoyed traveling, classical music and loved spending time with her family and helping others. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rocco T. Pugliese, in 2007; and two sisters, Esther Turra Mazack and Mary Scalzott. Survivors include her sister, Lena Chelko; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation was held this past Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in the BRADY-CURRAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 429 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated this past Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Vandergrift, with co-celebrants Father James Loew, OSB, and Father Michael Sciberras officiating. Entombment is in St. Gertrude Cemetery Mausoleum, Vandergrift. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 116 North Plaza, Apollo, PA 15613. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit, http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Reed, Milan P. 35

  • North Huntingdon
  • Died: 2014-10-16
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Milan P. Reed, 35, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1979, in Jeannette, a son of Paul and Donna Majercik Reed. He was a radio technician for Transcore PA Turnpike, a member of the Lutheran Church of our Saviour, and a volunteer fireman for North Irwin VFD. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Kettren Reed; two brothers, Matthew and his wife, Samantha, and Dennis and his wife, Marie; nieces and nephews, Brandon, Lacey, Ryan, Michael, Zachary and Aidan; and aunts and uncles, Diane and Tom Weaver, and Dennis and Natalie Majerick. Services were private. JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to the Reed Family, 1230 Brookville Road, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.
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Reed, Rita M. 81

  • Latrobe
  • Born: 1933-04-06
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Lopatich, Latrobe | Get Directions
  • Rita M. Reed, 81, of Latrobe, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at her residence. She was born April 6, 1933, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late James E. Murphy Sr. and Margaret F. (Henigin) Murphy. Rita was a member of Sacred Heart Church and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 515. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Raymond G. Palek; a son-in-law, John Kolan; four brothers, Herbert A., Robert E., Raymond A. and James E. Murphy Jr.; a sister, Dorothy Watson; a stepdaughter, Catherine Reed Urban; two step-grandchildren, Asa B. Reed III and Andrew J. Urban. Rita is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Asa B. Reed Sr.; two sons, Kevin Palek and his wife, Cynthia, of Latrobe, and Sean Palek, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two daughters, Karen Kolan, of Latrobe, and Lauren Ronald and her husband, Ken, of Virginia Beach, Va.; three stepsons, Asa B. Reed Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., Timothy Reed and his wife, Judy, of Ligonier, and Richard Reed and his wife, Sherry, of Key Biscayne, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Margaret Terhorst and her husband, Roger, of Acme, and Dorothy Sood and her husband, Donald, of Eau Clair, Wis.; a stepson-in-law, Dennis Urban, of Latrobe; one brother, Gerard A. Murphy, of Arcadia, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Kevin Michael Palek, Loni Kolan and her fiance, Daniel Adelson, Kelli Palek O'Rourke and her husband, Tim, Amanda Trimmer, Samantha Trimmer and her fiance, Matt Oehninger, Andrew Palek and his wife, Judy, Jamie Palek, Lindsey Palek and Austin Dowden; nine great-grandchildren, Olivia, Mackenzie and Mara Lewis, Karli Sutton, Brady, Quinnlynn and Murphy O'Rourke and Hannah and Andrew Palek; and 12 step-grandchildren; and 13 step-great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. The Sacred Heart Rosary Altar Society will recite the Rosary at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Members of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit No. 515 will hold a service at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, as celebrant. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. The family would also like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Reyna and staff and Medi Home Hospice, especially, Sue, Mary Jo, Beverly and Lisa for their excellent care and compassion. To sign our online guestbook, send condolences or to view detailed obituary and funeral home information, please visit http://www.lopatich.com.
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Rudberg, Ronald L. 63

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1950-10-25
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Versailles | Get Directions
  • Ronald Lynn Rudberg, 63, of Belle Vernon, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at home. He was retired as an assistant district administrator for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in Washington, Pa. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, he received his master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from West Virginia University and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in Korea. Ron was a former steelworker and union official at U.S. Steel's Duquesne Works, owner and operator of Rudberg and Rudberg Consulting, a licensed professional counselor, certified rehabilitation counselor and certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. He was also active coaching with Mt. Vernon Youth Softball. Born Oct. 25, 1950, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Clifford and Esther Louise (Dougherty) Rudberg. He is survived by his wife, Mary Rose (Shuma) Rudberg; daughter, Stormi Lynn Rudberg, of Versailles; son, Skylar Matthew Rudberg, of Scottdale; stepdaughters, Mallory Hope Majoris, of Belle Vernon, and Lyndsey Faith Majoris, of Leesville, La.; twin brother, Donald L. (Signe) Rudberg, of Wexford; sisters, Sandra (Bob) Rippel, of Pearland, Texas, and Marlene Rudberg Pavlo, of Gibsonton, Fla.; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles, PA 15132, 412-678-3454, followed by a service at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home, with Ray J. Beard officiating. Offer condolences at http://www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Shaulis, Harry D. 67

  • Hostetter
  • Born: 1947-01-14
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Gaut-Bacha, Pleasant Unity | Get Directions
  • Harry D. Shaulis, 67, of Hostetter, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at home. He was born Jan. 14, 1947, in Hostetter, a son of the late Elmer and Mary (McMaster) Shaulis. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Latrobe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret M. (Pevarnik) Shaulis. He is survived by four children, Elmer D., of Somerset, Mary C., of California, and Delman L. and Becky L. Shaulis, both of Hostetter; a grandson, Andrew R. Cramer; a brother, Allison Shaulis, of Weltytown; and a sister, Nancy Vuchina, of Ligonier. A private graveside service will be held in Fort Palmer Cemetery, Ligonier Township. GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, is assisting with arrangements. http://www.gaut-bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Shoff, Carol 75

  • Adamsburg
  • Born: 1939-04-01
  • Died: 2014-10-14
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Carol Bates Shoff, 75, of Adamsburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born April 1, 1939, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Paul and Alice (Baumgardner) Bates. She is a member of the Christ United Church of Christ in Latrobe. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Webster W. "Bud" Shoff; a daughter, Kelly A. Shoff; and a sister, Suzanne Gebicki. Surviving are three daughters, Linda Martin and husband, Edward, of Clarksburg, Ohio, Amy Kassimatis and husband, James, of Harrison City, and Robyn Shoff, of Adamsburg; four grandchildren, Joshua Kassimatis, of Harrison City, Heather Snyder and husband, Travis, of Washington Courthouse, Ohio, and Edward Martin Jr. and wife, Christina, of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Lisa Copley and husband, Jerimiah, of Frankfort, Ohio; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul "Wick" Bates, of Greensburg; a special friend, Charles Stephenson, of Adamsburg; a grand dog, Frodo; and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin, at which time a funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Nick Poole, Pastor of Calvary Assembly Church, Irwin, officiating. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Solomon, Mary E. 58

  • Manor Borough
  • Born: 1956-07-30
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Lindsay, Harrison City | Get Directions
  • Mary E. Solomon, 58, of Manor Borough, died peacefully in her home Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. She was born July 30, 1956, in Altoona, to the late James and Margaret Colella Beatty. She was a member of St. Barbara Parish and worked as a registered nurse. She also taught special needs children in Greensburg and also in Fairfax, Va. Mary will be remembered as putting others before herself and for her kindness and generosity toward others. Surviving are her beloved husband, James W. Solomon; loving sons, Patrick J. and Ryan W. Solomon; sister, Maggie (Jerry) Larson; brothers, Jeff (Melissa) Beatty and Karl (Sandy) Bemesderfer; brother-in-law, Randy (Melanie) Solomon; mother-in-law, Marie (late William) Solomon; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, and from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, (724-744-2721). A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in St. Barbara Catholic Church, 111 Raymaley Road, Harrison City, with Father Matthew J. Morelli officiating. Everyone please meet at church. Interment will follow at St. Barbara Cemetery, Claridge. A vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the St. Barbara's Haiti Mission in Mary's memory. http://www.LindsayFH.com.
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Wallace, Nancy J. 67

  • Jeannette
  • Born: 1946-12-16
  • Died: 2014-10-19
  • Funeral Home: Mason-Gelder, Jeannette | Get Directions
  • Nancy J. Wallace, 67, of Jeannette, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Hickory, N.C. She was born Dec. 16, 1946, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late George McKain and Pearl (Byers) McKain Zimmer. Prior to retirement, she was the clubhouse manager at Cloverleaf Golf Club and she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jeannette. She is survived by her children, Russell Wallace and his wife, Mary Beth, of Jeannette, Scott Wallace and his wife, Karen, of Mandeville, La., and Marlo Grant and her husband, Willie, of Hickory, N.C.; five grandchildren, Paige and Brad Wallace and Brianna, Jada and Parker Grant; a brother, Fred McKain and his wife, Pam, of Warner Robbins, Ga.; a sister, Ruth McKain, of Kissimmee Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews and her significant other, Les Fink, of Jeannette. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. 1st St., Jeannette. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Presbyterian Church, 4th and Bullitt Ave., Jeannette. To send online condolences, visit http://www.mason-gelder.com.
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Weaver, Elsie E. 86

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1928-04-23
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Elsie E. (Kregel) Weaver, 86, of Irwin, former resident of Walnut Ridge Memory Care, Greensburg, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in the RNC of Greater Pittsburgh in Greensburg. She was born April 23, 1928, in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Janoziz) Kregel. Elsie was very involved in the Irwin Photo Lab, assisting her late husband, Bill, and son, Bob, in the day-to-day operations. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin, also a member of the Country Hills Homemakers for more than 20 years, and was a very active volunteer at St. Emma's Monastery in Greensburg. She was a 1946 graduate of Norwin High School. Elsie was an avid flower gardener and loved doing crafts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Weaver, in 1988; brothers, Joseph and Victor Kregel; and sisters, Irma Wentzel and Emma Wagoner. Surviving are four children, William D. Weaver and his wife, Sherry, of Columbia, S.C., Cynthia Weaver, of San Francisco, Robert Weaver and his wife, Debbie, of Irwin, and Brian Weaver and his wife, Suzanne, of North Huntingdon; five grandchildren, Christy Weaver, Sarah Zupon, Jonathan Weaver, Kara Weaver and Rachel Weaver; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held 9 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church, 308 Second St., Irwin, PA 15642. Elsie's family would like to thank the staff at Walnut Ridge Memory Care, RNC and Asera Care Hospice and her home caretaker, LuAnn Beresford, for their special care and compassion that they showed their mother. To send online condolences, please visit http://www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Armstrong County

Hicks, Lossie M. 80

  • Kittanning
  • Born: 1934-01-21
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Bauer, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Lossie Mae (Reedy) Hicks, 80, of the Kittanning area, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the Armstrong County Health Center. She was born Jan. 21, 1934, in Goheenville, Boggs Township, Armstrong County, to Miles Willis and Birtie Mae (White) Reedy. Lossie attended the Goheenville School and later moved with her family to Kittanning, where her parents owned Reedy's Meat Market. She met her husband to be, Darrel L. Hicks, at a square dance at the Kittanning Hose Company No. 6 fire hall and they were married Oct. 12, 1950. Soon after Darrel was discharged from the Air Force and, after the Korean War broke out, they started their family and raised two sons, Darrel and David. Lossie was employed at the former Columbia Theater in Kittanning and then left to care for her family. Lossie was a member of the Salvation Army's Home League Ladies since 1950 and attended Christ Bible Fellowship Church, formerly known as Calvary Temple Church. Also on occasion, she attended Sagamore Gospel Center. Lossie loved to bake and cook, especially when preparing meals for her family. She is survived by her sons, Darrel H. Hicks and David T. Hicks, both of Kittanning; grandchildren, Christopher Hicks, of California, Thomas Hicks, of Kittanning, Danielle, of Butler, and Shannon and Crystal Hicks, both of Kittanning; great-grandchildren, Owen, William, Victoria Mae and Aiden; and half sisters, Penny and Sheila Reedy, both of Chambersburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Darrel L. Hicks, who died May 18, 2000; brother, Marlyn Willis Reedy; one infant brother; and sisters, Goldie Bish and Wilda Milliron. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the BAUER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 515 North McKean St., Kittanning, until the time of funeral services at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Phillip Mack officiating. Interment will be in Elderton Cemetery, Elderton. Arrangements are being handled by Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. To send a condolence to Lossie's family, visit http://www.bauerfuneral.com.
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Butler County

Emerick, Marion A. 93

  • Butler , Formerly of Mars
  • Born: 1920-12-31
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Mcdonald-Aeberli, Mars | Get Directions
  • Marion A. (Woodling) Emerick, 93, of Butler, formerly of Mars, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Sunnyview Home. Born Dec. 31, 1920, in Sewickley, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Agnes McHugh Woodling. She was a graduate of Robert Morris School of Business. Marion had been an executive assistant to the vice president of National Steel in Pittsburgh and was also a retired executive secretary for LTV Steel (formerly J and L Steel). She had served as a director of the National Secretary's Association. A member of Holy Sepulcher Church, she was also member and past matron of the Mars chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and had belonged to the Mars American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her sons, Alan C. Emerick, and his wife, Janet, of Butler, and David W. Emerick, of Tarentum; her grandchildren, James T. (Nichole) Emerick, William A. (Dawn) Emerick, Sarah (David) Essary and Michael (Amanda) Emerick and her great-grandchildren, Noah, Jackson, Chase, Violet, Abram, Paige, Cora and Liam. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Emerick, whom she married, July 23, 1948, and who died Sept. 1, 2009; and by four brothers. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Blessing services will follow at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Butler, PA 16053. Directions and condolences are available at http://www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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Whitlinger, Patricia S. 75

  • Penn Township
  • Born: 1939-10-21
  • Died: 2014-10-22
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, Bakerstown | Get Directions
  • Patricia S. Whitlinger, 75, of Penn Township, Butler County, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Born in New Castle, Oct. 21, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Frances Brenneman. She was the beloved wife for 25 years to Kenneth H. Whitlinger; loving mother of Mark (Kathy) Seger, Brian (Karen) Seger and Bruce (Margaret) Seger; step-mother of Dara Whitlinger and Dana Babinez; sister of Carol (Bill) Braund and Elizabeth (Don) Gilbert; and sister in-law of Barbara Muckle. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. One of the most caring and loving person one could know, Patty was a wonderful mother, wife and grandmother. She loved making her home, taking great vacations with her husband, Ken, and enjoyed knitting and sewing. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007, where services will follow visitation at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Ave., Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Please offer condolences at http://www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Wolfe, Helen M. 85

  • Butler
  • Born: 1929-07-05
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Geibel, Butler | Get Directions
  • Helen Mary (Helsel) Wolfe, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at St. John's Specialty Care in Mars, surrounded by her family. Born July 5, 1929, in Apollo, she was a daughter of the late Greer Helsel and Gladys (Saxon) Helsel. Helen had worked in production for Napco for 10 years, enjoyed crocheting, had loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren, and always had a strong faith in God. Surviving is her son, Brian (Denise) White, of Corpus Christi, Texas; two daughters, Donna (Doug) Umbaugh, of North Apollo, and Sherrie (Dr. Munir) Elawar, of Butler; two granddaughters, Barndy and Tori; three great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Reese and Carter; one brother, "Tiny" Helsel, of Alabama; one sister, Jeannie Bordeaux, of Massachusetts; and two stepdaughters, Gina and Chris, both of Butler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Harvey Wolfe and Burton Badger; three brothers; and one sister. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St., Butler. Funeral services will then follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Chris Sidwell will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053.
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Fayette County

Miller, Dorothy E. 86

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1928-08-08
  • Died: 2014-10-17
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Dorothy E. Burkley Miller waved her last goodbye to family and friends Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. She was born Aug. 8, 1928, in Bairdstown/Blairsville, to Edward Burkley and Edna Roley. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Miller; her two brothers, Donald and Kenneth; her sister, Edna Mae; and her two sons, Bradley and Timothy. During World War II, Dorothy worked at the Airplane and Marine Factory in Clearfield and she was a member of the Rosie the Riveter Association. Dorothy was a deeply spiritual woman and her relationship with God was expressed in the way she approached life. No matter what trials came her way, she was responded with the same unwavering faith in her God and surrendered to His will. She was a 40 year breast cancer survivor and volunteered for "Reach for Recovery", an organization that helps those who have experienced breast cancer. Widowed at age 31, Dorothy raised her five children on her own, through the strength of her faith and the help of the people that God always seemed to place in her life to assist or lead her. After the death of her husband, she went to Beauty School and had a successful beauty salon (Dot's Curl Corner) for 43 years. She went back to school at age 42 to add electrolysis to her beauty business. Dorothy was also a valued employee of the Brooks Funeral Home Inc. since 1973. She leaves behind a rich legacy, an example of a life well lived. She searched for ways to share her passion of Our Lord with others. She has been a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, since 1948, joined the Charismatic renewal in 1970, was a member of Christ's Light of the Cross prayer group and a Diocesan leader since 1980. She became a Eucharistic Minister, headed a music ministry for the charismatic movement in the Greensburg Diocese called "Dot and the Doves". She was a hospice volunteer and later became a public speaker, sharing her story with others who have experienced traumatic loss in their lives. She is survived by three daughters, Janice Hay, Nancy Leidy and Barbara Jack; two stepchildren, Jeff Sechrist and Karen Sechrist Anderson; two daughters-in-law, Kathy Cornwall and Nancy Miller; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Lubic as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. The Christ's Light of the Cross Prayer Group will gather at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit http://www.brookshomes.com.
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Minerd, Glenda M. 76

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1938-10-03
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Glenda M. Minerd, 76, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Highlands Hospital. She was born Oct. 3, 1938, in Mt. Braddock, a daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Livingston) Crayton. Glenda was a member of Central Fellowship Church. She was employed for 40 years as a secretary for Pechin's Market, Dunbar. Glenda was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 493, their secretary and past state president. Glenda is survived by her best friend of many years, Tony Lembo, of Connellsville; two daughters, Denise Turek, of Dunbar, and Susan Renee Bertok and husband, William Daniel, of Greensburg; three sons, James A. Minerd, of Dunbar, Kenneth A. Minerd, of Dunbar, and Ronald W. Minerd, of Dunbar; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ann Crocetti and husband, Anthony, of Dunbar; Tony's children, James Lembo and wife, Gina, of Connellsville, Renanne Hess and husband, Bob, of Mt. Pleasant; and many nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Glenda was predeceased by two brothers, James and Don Crayton; a sister, Jean Shea. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033, where a service will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Ray Keefer officiating. Interment will be private. Members of FOE 493 Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a service at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Glenda's family requests that donations be made to Scott Nicholson Cancer Fund, 2511 Springfield Pike, Connellsville, PA 15425. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at http://www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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Greene County

Jones, Patricia A. 69

  • Greensboro , Formerly of Washington Township
  • Born: 1945-04-22
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Curran, Saltsburg | Get Directions
  • Patricia A. (Anderson) Jones, 69, of Greensboro, formerly of Washington Township, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in her home. Born April 22, 1945, in Johnstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Betty (Ripple) Anderson. Patricia was the owner/operator of Ronnie G's Lounge and Restaurant in Murrysville for 23 years, retiring in 2011. She enjoyed gambling, shopping, fishing and camping. But Patricia most loved spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Jones; and three brothers, Tom, Albert and Patrick Anderson. She is survived by her children, Mike Anderson, of Tinsmill, Debbie (Bill) Jamison, of Greensboro, and Brigett Ramsden, of Westminster, Md.; grandchildren, Savannah, Tyler, Morgan and Ashlyn Anderson, Drew and Trevor Malnick and Christopher and Corey Ramsden; brother, Charles (Nancy) Anderson, of Salina; and sister, Betty Beckett, of Salina. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 701 Salt St., Saltsburg. The family would like to invite Patricia's family and friends to join them at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Shootin Bull Tavern in Murrysville to celebrate her life. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit http://www.curranfuneralhome.com.
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Washington County

Troiano, Yolanda 96

  • Carroll Township
  • Born: 1918-08-21
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Spallino Funeral Home, Charleroi | Get Directions
  • Yolanda "Lil" Troiano, 96, of Carroll Township, died on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Born on Aug. 21, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Altobrando and Filomena Baldini and stepdaughter of the late Ottavia Baldini. She was a graduate of Donora High School, Class of 1936, and was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church, the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, Golden Agers, and was an avid card player with the Craven Hill card club. She owned Virginia's Beauty Shop in Donora, until marriage, and worked in the physical lab at U.S. Steel. Lil is survived by her son, Paul Troiano, and wife Emily, of Columbus, Ohio; grandson, Tony Troiano; and great-granddaughter, Anya Marie Dixon. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Raymond N. Troiano; and brothers, Santa, Charles, Carlo and Albert Baldini. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, in Mary, Mother of the Church, celebrated by the Rev. Jerry Mikonis, with interment following in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.spallinofuneralhome.com.
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Somerset County

Quinn, Dr. John R. 87

  • Indian Lake
  • Born: 1927-05-20
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Duca, Johnstown | Get Directions
  • Dr. John R. Quinn, 87, of Indian Lake, formerly Johnstown, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Somerset, surrounded by family. Born May 20, 1927, in Dunlo, to Leona Wood and John X. Quinn, Jack served in the Navy Medical Corps following World War II and earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Pittsburgh in 1948 and 1953. He served both the Pittsburgh and Johnstown communities as a physician for 40 years in family medicine and as an anesthesiologist. Husband, father, brother, physician, educator and mentor, Jack touched countless lives in the region as a dedicated family man, in his service to others in medicine, and via his passion for teaching in many settings. He gained deep satisfaction in mentoring others to reach their full potential. An eternal optimist, he will be especially remembered for his life philosophies to "make it happen!" and "if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right," that were demonstrated by example daily. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Robert David; and son, David B. Quinn. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Evelyn Tabacek Quinn; and children, John and wife, Marsha, of Norwich, Conn., Mary Ann Quinn, of Easton, Md., Robin K. Quinn, of Los Angeles, Calif., Joy and husband, Michael Whalen, of Arlington, Va., Jill and husband, Michael Wickerham, of Pittsburgh, and Jane and husband, Micah Vitoff, of Bend, Ore.; daughter-in-law, Gloria Korlowitz Quinn, of Flowery Branch, Ga.; sister, Leah Mae and husband, Robert Wonyete, of Dunlo; along with 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at FRANK DUCA FUNERAL HOME, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown, PA 15905. Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Clement Parish with the Rev. William E. Rosenbaum. Interment to follow at Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown. A scholarship fund has been established at Bishop McCort High School, 25 Osborne St., Johnstown, PA 15905 in his name. Condolences and other information may be found at http://www.ducafuneralhome.com.
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Ipnar, Karen M. 48

  • Bradenton, Fla.
  • Died: 2014-09-22
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  • Karen Marie Ipnar, 48, of Bradenton, Fla., was greeted by her father, Joseph J. Ipnar, in heaven on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. She battled cancer for nearly four years. She was employed by Champs Sports as an administrative assistant. Karen is survived by her son, Joshua; mother, Lynda Pons Ipnar Sofran; stepfather, Timothy J. Sofran; brother, Jeffrey J. Ipnar and son, Jeffrey Jr.; uncle, Edward Pons; aunt, Bonnie Pons; and various members of the Ipnar, Momyer, Chapmans, Pons and Roebuck families in the area. A celebration of life for Karen is scheduled promptly at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Cemetery Chapel at 210 Vernon Drive, West Newton, PA 15089. Please RSVP Lynda at 941-400-5307 if you wish to attend. Karen's love of life and her presence will be greatly missed.
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Kabaci, Loretta

  • Edgely, Pa.
  • Died: 2014-10-17
  • Funeral Home: Wade, Bristol | Get Directions
  • Loretta Kabaci passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Chandler Hall Hospice. Born in Smithton, she had resided in Edgely, Pa., for the past 53 years. Mrs. Kabaci worked at Edgely Greenhouse and Edgely Florist for more than 40 years. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, John Kabaci Jr.; her children, Debi Vietri (Bill), Johnny Kabaci (Charlotte), Jimmy Kabaci and Paul Kabaci (Audrey); along with seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Lucille Dubrovich and Marie Rebottini. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her graveside service and interment at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at West Newton Cemetery, West Newton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army, 215 Appletree Drive, Levittown, PA 19055 or to The Youth Group of Christ United Methodist Church, at the above address. Wade Funeral Home, Bristol Borough, http://www.wadefh.com.
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Lewis, Kathleen A. 78

  • Born: 1936-01-25
  • Died: 2014-10-21
  • Funeral Home: Greenlee's Funeral Home, Bentleyville | Get Directions
  • Friends will be received Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 619 Main St., Bentleyville. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela. Online guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at http://www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
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Mohall, Sandra L. 60

  • Enola
  • Born: 1954-09-15
  • Died: 2014-10-20
  • Funeral Home: Kapr, Scottdale | Get Directions
  • Sandra L. "Sandy" Pieczynski Mohall, 60, of Enola, died peacefully early Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2014, surrounded by the love of family and in the comfort of her home. Sandy was born Sept. 15, 1954, in Connellsville, a daughter of Edward Pieczynski, of Monarch, and the late Irene Rifnosky Pieczynski. Sandy was a devout Catholic and a faithful member of Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church, Enola, and a former parishioner of Our Lady of Peace in Conway, Beaver County, where she was the parish secretary for 16 years for the former Pastor Rev. Robert Guay, who is currently Parochial Vicar of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. She was also a member of the Church Choir and Christian Mothers. She was a Girl Scout and also a member of the Alpha Zeta Delta Sorority. Sandy was a graduate of Geibel High School Class of 1972 and received her Liberal Arts degree at Mt. Aloysius College in 1974. She then received her Bachelor's degree in Journalism at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Sandy was an administrative assistant of Youth and Young Adults of the Diocese of Harrisburg with six years of service. In addition to her father, Sandy is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 37 years, Richard A. "Rick" Mohall, whom she married Aug. 20, 1977; her two loving daughters, Leann Manning and husband, Ryan, of Pittsburgh, and Susan Mohall and fiance, Chad Szymanski, of Toledo, Ohio; her grandson, Chase Michael Manning, of Pittsburgh; her siblings, Alan Pieczynski, of Monarch, Diana Downing and husband, Jim, of Pittsburgh, and their daughter, Anna, Barry Pieczynski and wife, Theresa, of Connellsville, and their children, Julissa and husband, Allen Arison, and Stephen and Ian Pieczynski and Alec Pieczynski and wife, Kelly, of Pittsburgh, and daughters, Alex and Bailey, Carl Pieczynski and wife, Laura, of Pittsburgh, and sons, Luke and John Pieczynski. Sandy's family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Prayers of transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home followed by her funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Partner Parish of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Everson, with the Rev. Robert Guay, of Pittsburgh, and the Rev. John Bednarik, Pastor of St Francis of Assisi Parish, Harrisburg, as con-celebrants. Committal services and interment will follow in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Everson. To view online obituary, sign guest registry, send flowers, condolences or to obtain directions, please visit http://www.kapr.com.
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